Mineralogy, petrology and materials science are fundamental disciplines not only for the basic knowledge and classification of solid phases but also for their technological applications, which are becoming increasingly demanding and challenging. Characterization and design of materials are of utmost importance and usually need knowledge of the thermodynamics and mechanical stability of solids. Alongside well known experimental approaches, in recent years the advances in both quantum mechanical methods and computational power have placed theoretical investigations as a complementary useful and powerful tool in this kind of study. In order to aid both theoreticians and experimentalists, an open-source Python-based software, QUANTAS, has been developed. QUANTAS provides a fast, flexible, easy-to-use and extensible platform for calculating the thermodynamics and elastic behavior of crystalline solid phases, starting from both experimental and ab initio data.

QUANTAS: a Python software for the analysis of thermodynamics and elastic behavior of solids from ab initio quantum mechanical simulations and experimental data

Ulian G.;Valdre' G.
2022

Abstract

Mineralogy, petrology and materials science are fundamental disciplines not only for the basic knowledge and classification of solid phases but also for their technological applications, which are becoming increasingly demanding and challenging. Characterization and design of materials are of utmost importance and usually need knowledge of the thermodynamics and mechanical stability of solids. Alongside well known experimental approaches, in recent years the advances in both quantum mechanical methods and computational power have placed theoretical investigations as a complementary useful and powerful tool in this kind of study. In order to aid both theoreticians and experimentalists, an open-source Python-based software, QUANTAS, has been developed. QUANTAS provides a fast, flexible, easy-to-use and extensible platform for calculating the thermodynamics and elastic behavior of crystalline solid phases, starting from both experimental and ab initio data.
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